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Welcome to NZ. Our names are Murray and Sue and we live about 15 minutes north of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, on a blueberry orchard. Murray works full time on the orchard, and Sue teaches English.
We would love help in the orchard, now that the picking season is about to start shortly, with chores in the orchard and in the house. We ask our helpers for 4 hours' work for every night they stay, in exchange for accommodation and 3 meals a day. We are Christians who choose not to work on Sundays, so ask that you provide and cook your own meals that day. We take up to four people at a time. As we live out of town there is no public transport so we prefer you have your own transport, please. You are most welcome to stay a week or so. Free Wifi is also available. You will have your own separate accommodation, with a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and laundry.
We offer friendly hospitality, have travelled overseas ourselves, love meeting people from other cultures and enjoy all sport. Our daughter lives here in Kerikeri with three of our 5 grandchildren, one son is in Auckland and our other three sons live abroad, so we enjoy catching up with them on Skype.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Sharing in our lifestyle, way of life, food and language, meeting our extended family, learning about our local area, tourist spots and history, especially in the Bay of Islands which has significance in the Treaty of Waitangi.
General help on our blueberry orchard, with planting, weeding,and picking and packing fruit in season. Sometimes help is also needed in the house.
There is separate accommodation with bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom
There are many beautiful places like the Waipoua Forest, Cape Reinga and beaches in the Bay of Islands and Northland, that we like to tell our helpers about.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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